Student Success Model

The SSSI Student Development Model reflects a holistic approach. The four components of the program are Transitional, Mentoring, Academic Support, and Professional Preparation.

UALR SSSI Student Success Model

The Transitional Program

The Transitional Program consists of programming designed specifically for first-time entering and transfer freshmen.  SSSI’s Transitional Program’s goal is to ease the transition from high school to college for these students and consists of the following programs:

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for first-time entering and transfer freshmen to be connected with peer success advisers and professional mentors to help ease the transition into college.  Students participate in numerous relationship building activities and academic workshops throughout the year. Students rely on the mentors to answer questions regarding the university and for guidance to resources for academic support.  In addition to mentoring responsibilities, peer success advisers participate in numerous leadership trainings and work directly with staff to develop an interactive, educational experience for freshmen program participants.

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Academic Support Program

The Academic Support Program consists of academic success workshops, tutoring and direct links to on-campus resources like the Writing Center and the Math Lab.

The three I’s of the program, early Intervention, Identifying needs and Intrusive advising are utilized to motivate students to achieve academic success.  Students’ academic performance is recognized each semester at an awards ceremony.

Professional Preparation Program

The Professional Preparation Program gives students the opportunity to gain skills that are essential to success outside of the classroom.  The goals of the SSSI Professional Preparation Program are as follows:

  • Enhance students’ knowledge of professional expectations and workplace etiquette.

  • Provide hands-on opportunities for the students to resolve problems in a collaborative, team environment.

  • Create a space for the development of productive relationships between students and their peers as well as students and staff.

One of the most popular Professional Preparation Programs offered by SSSI is the Leadership Institute. Learn more…